Vacations In Arkansas: Discover "The Natural State"
The Best Places To Visit In Arkansas
Arkansas is an under appreciated destination more to offer than many assume. For nature lovers the Ozarks and Eureka Springs provide the perfect setting for days in stunning scenery and relaxing springs. For history buffs, there are innumerable little and local museums that record and tell the states' history. There is also a smattering of attractions for the family to enjoy together. Find more adventures close to home on our page about vacations in the USA.
1. William J. Clinton Presidential Library
While libraries may not be the first local attractions you think of, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library is a Little Rock staple, and an attraction that you will not soon forget. The elegant building full of, you guessed it, books, is known for being surprisingly interesting and well worth the visit. Especially if you are interested in the former president, this library is worth an afternoon stop.
2. Little Rock, State Capitol Of Arkansas
With a little help from the Clinton family, Little Rock has gained some national attention and recognition as a place to visit and forcity trips. The city is home to some rich records of local history, including the The Central High Museum and the State Capitol building. For those seeking a more fun and interactive experience, there is also the Children's Museum, the Museum of Discovery, and, or course, the Zoo. Take some time to check out the apes there.
3. Hot Springs
Hot Springs prides itself on being a "City built on Fun." Given that it is fall, it is the perfect time to explore Garvan Woodland Gardens voted Hot Spring's #1 attraction on TripAdvisor. He also highly recommend Hot Springs National Park, a great place to spend a full day exploring, picnicking, and playing.
4. Magic Springs & Crystal Falls
Our top pick for family fun in Arkansas is definitely the water park at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls located in Hot Springs. Only a 45 minute drive Little Rock, this perfect day excursion is a great chance for the family to hang out, play, and bond. So make sure to check it out and splash a little for us.